LinkedIn job search tips

LinkedIn job search tips

LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the world. LinkedIn has more importance in networking, job searching. More than 90% of recruiters and managers started using LinkedIn to select candidates, in same way job seekers using this professional network to get good career opportunities. Here are few LinkedIn job search tips to enhance your job searches.

The information you provided in LinkedIn should resembles your resume. Your LinkedIn profile is your online version of your resume. Using LinkedIn you can enhance the information in your resume.

LinkedIn Job search Tips

First start connecting with people in LinkedIn, like classmates, family members, coworkers, friends, etc.. Start adding at least 30-50 connections at the beginning.

There are many groups available in LinkedIn. These groups focused on industry,interest, profession, interest etc.. You can join up to 50 groups. Joining these groups will help you to get connected with people of same interest so you can share information, discussion, and have network.

You can search for groups of your interest using search box available on LinkedIn. It would be good to enquire before joining the group based on comparing with other groups, how active they are, number of members in group.

In advanced search under job category you can directly search for jobs/internships.  To get more relevant job  results it is good to perform advanced search. You can search jobs based on keyword, location, job function, experience etc.. Once you done with searching you can create “saved search” , using which you can  get the updated results daily, weekly, monthly basis through email.

 LinkedIn advanced search

There are many companies on the LinkedIn which you can follow to get information on that company. The company people manage the page and provide accurate information about the company. The company information includes overview, description , jobs opportunities of that company.

Once you start following a company you will receive updates on that company like its products, careers on your home screen, so you can get information on that company’s interest.

By making use of these LinkedIn job search tips definitely you can find better career path.

LinkedIn Interests Section

LinkedIn Interests section

LinkedIn interests section adds more information related to your career goal. Here you are providing both professional and personal interests.

Note that LinkedIn Interests section specifies several job titles, key product areas and other skill sets that can be count in a recruiter’s search.

LinkedIn Interests section Benefits

LinkedIn interests section

You can add up to 1K characters in the Additional Info subsection in interest section. This is typically displayed at the bottom of your profile. Here are few tips to add information to this section which will be beneficial to your career.

When you are viewing other person’s profile, LinkedIn collects words from that person’s interest section and compares it with yours, and display common interests. This will helps in building connection with that person.

In the clickable search section, when you enter a word, phrase, LinkedIn will open “Advanced People search” window.

So if you want to follow any company or person you can you can just click that word in the interest section. Advanced search  function in LinkedIn will provide you the collection of all the LinkedIn member who has that specific word in their profile. So that you can filter the list by company, country, etc..

 The search algorithm of LinkedIn helps the words to display multiple times on your profile. So it is really good to include your most important keywords in this section like coding, programming etc..

You can include typical interests like reading, cricket playing etc.. and also some of unique interests like dancing, fishing etc…

You can share your interests with your target managers and recruiters in LinkedIn interest section of your profile. This information will may help to build good impression on you when they look at your profile.

By following these steps, your profile will be seen more interestingly. And it also increases productivity of your profile in LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn Connections

How to find LinkedIn Connections?

When you first signup to LinkedIn you start connecting with your friends, colleagues, classmates. But you can also connect to connection’s connection by inviting them to join your network. This is the real power of LinkedIn connections.

LinkedIn connections

Connections are nothing but people who are part of your network. This is completely different than Facebook. LinkedIn warns against adding unknown people to your network.

In LinkedIn connections , there are 3 kind of connections. In first connections, you are directly connected with people through invitation. In 2nd it is a connections’ connection. In 3rd, people with whom you have other network connections.

To build connection you need to invite a person to join your network. Once they accept your invitation they will be in your connection. Similarly when somebody needs you to be in their network, first they need to send invitation and you need to accept it.When invitation is accepted, both the people are added in each others connection list.

You can send invitations through LinkedIn in several ways. If your friend is in your email contact list, then you can check the checkbox next to the name of that person and click on send invitation button. LinkedIn will send generic invitation to everybody unless you have personal message.

LinkedIn verify whether you really know that person before sending invitations to them. You will receive questions like how you know this person? If you choose his or her as friend or other, it will ask email address of that person.

You can also block invitations from LinkedIn. You can choose to get notifications on invitations that is received from known people i.e whose email address is in your email contact list. You can also delete a connection after you accepted. Go to list of connections , check the checkbox next to the person whom you want to remove from your LinkedIn connections. Then click on remove connections.